One of the first things I saw upon wakening and heading to the computer was a link to a GoFundMe for Darren Wilson in which people are not only donating money but leaving horrible, awful, racist, ugly comments with their donations.
I looked at their ToS and found that you can not use GoFundMe…
Louise Bourgeois Sculptures
Arch of Hysteria, 1993, Bronze, polished patina, hanging piece, 83.8 x 101.6 x 58.4 cm.
The lean, angular frame of Bourgeois’s longtime assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, provided the form for Arch of Hysteria, the exquisitely graceful (or painful, depending on how you look at it) bronze sculpture of a naked male figure bent backward and hanging by a thread. Hysteria was long thought to be a “women’s malady,” so there’s a lovely irony in the use of a male body
Cai Guo-Qiang: Amazing sculptures in the best museums
"Inopportune: Stage Two,” 2004 Tigers:
Entering the tiger room, you see the violent act- tigers with arrows pierced into their bodies and there’s a very visceral response. Even though it’s completely fake, the tigers are so realistically made that the audience feels pain when they see the them. The pain is not in the tigers, which obviously can’t feel. The pain is really in the person who’s viewing this. So it’s through the artwork, because it represents pain, that one feels this pain and has this very visceral relationship or reaction to it.”
- Cai Guo-Qiang
HEAD ON, 2006, glass sheet and 99 life-sized replicas of wolves, dimensions variable. Installation view at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2006. Photo by Hiro Ihara and Mathias Schormann. Courtesy Cai Studio, New York.
Heritage 2013, an installation of 99 life-sized animal sculptures, including pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos, all drinking together from a lake surrounded by white sand;inspired by a trip he made in Australia, the artist Cai Guo-Qiang created a huge installation called Heritage, to gather around a swimming pool disguised as a pond 99 replicas of animals from around the world coming to drink. A magnificent work, presented at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
Photograph: Natasha Harth
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Organic tree chandeliers By Giuseppe Licari
Giuseppe Licari created a network of extended tree roots hanging from the ceiling like organic chandeliers. He was born in 1980 in Erice, Sicily. He studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, and spent a year of studies at AKI Enschede, in the Netherlands, at the Monumental Departments of Art. There he got in contact with site-specific installations. Since then, installations, happenings, and ephemeral art have become the main field of interest for him. Giuseppe builds celestial environments using different materials with particular reference to nature. This is a site-specific installation titled “Humus” which refers to the soil layer that is necessary for the growth of trees and plants. The roots of trees are attached to the top of a constructed ceiling, transforming the room into a sort of underground lair. The artist tries to give to the audience an active role in his work.